A veteran Labour peer will not stand trial for historic sex abuse allegations because of the “severity” of his dementia. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the allegations against Lord Greville Janner QC, 86, are “extremely serious” and the evidence against him would have warranted a criminal trial. But his poor health means they have …

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Human trafficking is the movement of a person from one place to another into conditions of exploitation, using deception, coercion, the abuse of power or the abuse of someone’s vulnerability. It is possible to be a victim of trafficking even if your consent has been given to being moved. Although human trafficking often involves an …

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Children under nine years old could be legally married and wives forced to comply with sexual demands under newly tabled legislation described by critics as a setback for women’s rights. Children in Iraq could be legally married before the age of nine under sweeping legislation tabled on Tuesday that introduces new religious restrictions on women’s …

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